Well-being is a skill and all skills require practice! Your well-being is the most important education you will ever receive!
The word university is derived from the Latin word universus, meaning “whole, entire.” Mindful Kindful YOUniversity (MK YOU) is the study of YOU and your whole-being. Learn and practice how to respond to life moment to moment in a healthy, balanced, and positive way for mental and physical health and well-being.
Nature’s energy and rhythms are always changing and transforming and so are we. MK YOU’s sound healing and nature-based, trauma-informed mindfulness lessons, experiences, and practices will help you to navigate through life while discovering your own true nature. Connecting to nature’s resources, metaphors, mysteries, and magic takes you on a journey of self-discovery and enriches your connection to others, and to the world around you.
William Wadsworth “Let nature be your teacher!” Nature is right there, right in front of us, to remind us, and support us, every moment, every day to assist in developing an awareness of your relationship with the natural elements that surround you, feeling their support, expanding your connections, gaining insight and inspiration, and reminding us how to come into harmony with our own natural rhythms and patterns.
*Mindful* ~ develop the self-awareness to being fully present in as many moments as possible: noticing your emotions as you are feeling them, your thoughts as you are thinking them, your behaviors as you are doing them, and the people and things around you – with curiosity and non-harmful judgment.
*Kindful* ~ the compassionate, loving care you offer to yourself, and to others. Cutting-edge research shows that self-compassion is not only a skill anyone can strengthen through practice but also one of the strongest predictors of mental health and wellness.
*Peaceful* ~ developing the capacity and resilience to cope with and adapt to the inevitable challenges and set-backs in life, and come back wiser and stronger. We do this by learning and practicing the resources and “tools” which help you to feel grounded, safe, and re-nourished no matter what challenges arise.
Since 2022, sound healing has become an integral and primary practice modality being offered here at the YOUniversity – both public and private sessions, as well as drum circles! The children’s programs, which the YOUniversity was founded on, have been put on pause at this time.
The symbolism of the dragonfly aligns with the intentions of Mindful Kindful YOUniversity. The dragonfly is often associated with transformation, wisdom, adaptability, resilience, and power. The dragonfly begins its life submerged under water as a nymph and endures many obstacles and challenges before emerging as the revered and beautiful dragonfly. As we shed any negative or unskillful patterns of limiting thoughts, behaviors, and habits, then we are growing our “wings” and are empowered to experience a whole new way of living in happiness, health, wisdom, and well-being. This is our true nature.
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